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"Teenagers have more intense reading experiences because they've had fewer of them. It's like the first time you fall in love. You have a connection to that first person you fell in love with because it was so intense and unprecedented."

John Green,
Author & YouTube Personality

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11 Paper Hearts by Kelsey Hartwell
11 Paper Hearts by Kelsey Hartwell

Ella’s life was picture perfect. She had a circle of close friends, a jam-packed social life, and an amazing boyfriend. But then something completely unexpected happened: a car accident after a Valentine’s Day dance. When Ella woke up in the hospital, she couldn’t remember the accident . . . or anything about the weeks before it, including the reason she broke up with her boyfriend.

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Boy Meets Ghoul by Birdie Milano
Boy Meets Ghoul by Birdie Milano

Dylan Kershaw’s dreams of a reunion with Leo, the gorgeous boy he met over the summer, are dashed when his sports-mad dad whisks him off to soccer camp in Manchester instead. What’s worse, dancer Leo seems to be too busy practicing his pirouettes to care. At least Dylan’s best friend Kayla is along for the trip, on a quest to win exclusive tickets to see her favorite band, the Deathsplash Nightmares. It all looks set to be a tedious trip, until Dylan's long-time crush shows up at camp.

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Cirque Du Freak
Cirque Du Freak

Darren Shan was an average kid until destiny brought him to the Cirque Du Freak. Now Darren's been immersed into a shadowy world inhabited by vampires, werewolves, and strange creatures the likes of which he's never imagined, and his life will be changed forever!

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The Desolations of Devil's Acre by Ransom Riggs
The Desolations of Devil's Acre by Ransom Riggs

The epic conclusion to the #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs.

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The Girl from Shadow Springs by Ellie Cypher
The Girl from Shadow Springs by Ellie Cypher

When seventeen-year-old Jorie picks the wrong corpse to scavenge from the Ice Flats, she and Cody, a gentle Southern boy, find themselves at the center of a centuries-old secret.

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If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school in Lambertville, Tennessee. Like any other girl, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret. There's a reason why she transferred schools for her senior year, and why she's determined not to get too close to anyone. And then she meets Grant Everett. Grant is unlike anyone she's ever met -- open, honest, kind -- and Amanda can't help but start to let him into her life.

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The
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The Ottawa Library Youth Council involves our teen patrons in furthering the mission of the library by seeking their ideas on programs, services and materials. Teens act as ambassadors for the library by sharing information between the library and the community. By attending monthly meetings, the teens are involved in promoting reading, selecting new materials, and planning events while building a supportive teen environment. Teens participate in library and community events to increase library awareness and promote a safe and friendly environment for themselves and other teens in the community.